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by Denominators

"Denominators" is born out of the vibrant New York jazz scene. The trio of flute, guitar, and drums plays and improvises loosely around it's tight melodic compositions influenced by African, European, and Pop music.
Genre: Jazz: Free Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Bari (Schneider)
5:30 $0.99
2. When the World Was Ruled by Fishes (Radley)
5:38 $0.99
3. Vulnerable (Gentile)
4:13 $0.99
4. Kora (Schneider)
6:10 $0.99
5. Red Balloon (Gentile)
3:38 $0.99
6. Cut'n Paste (Radley)
3:57 $0.99
7. Yazuka Blues (Schneider)
1:11 $0.99
8. 31 (Radley)
6:06 $0.99
9. Quorum (Gentile)
1:32 $0.99
10. Huzza Huzza (Gentile)
4:48 $0.99
11. L'homme Invisible (Gentile)
5:21 $0.99
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Album Notes
Denominators was born out of the vibrant New York jazz scene. Its unique instrumentation - flute, guitar, and drums - is a refreshing departure from the conventional jazz trio, offering a high level of freedom and interaction.

The group performs a program of original compositions that range from simple songs with strong melodies and powerful grooves to sophisticated structures with complex harmonies. Spontaneous creations and unexpected twists within each performance reveal the trio's strong affinity for free improvisation.

The musicians' background include classical, jazz, and folk music from around the world, including West Africa and Brazil. Inspired by the Paul Motian Trio, King Sunny Ade, and Olivier Messiaen, Denominators explores a new definition of the jazz trio.

Denominators are:
Michel Gentile - Flute
Nate Radley - Guitar
Roland Schneider - Drums

Michel Gentile - Flute
Michel studied music in Montréal and Boston before moving to New York in 1994. He is a composer and an improviser, and is proud to perform with some of the world's best musicians on a regular basis.

Nate Radley - Guitar
Nate moved to New York in 2003 after spending time in Chicago, Concord, New Hampshire, and Boston, where he studied at New England Conservatory. His interest in a variety of musical genres-including classical, rock, and jazz-is reflected in his original compositions.

Roland Schneider - Drums
A native of Heidelberg, Germany, Roland has been living in New York for fourteen years. Since his graduation from the New School in 1996, his interests have expanded to include music from many different countries and genres. He is inspired by the diversity of New York's magical melting



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Moira Taylor

What a great numerical fusion!
The sound of the three is great. I love the unpredictability of Kora and just the general weaving and joy that run throughout the whole album.


a perfect soundtrack!
Try listening to it on your portable player and walk down New York streets. You'll be amazed the beats mirror the ups and downs of the city.

Lucia Angelo

Thank you Michele
Thank you Michele and co, I loved it! Come back to Spain soon...

Eddie C.

Blew my mind, but also great music!
These guys have some crazy syncopated rythms over some even crazier meters, that somehow also have a great flow. Check out 31 and Huzza Huzza for instance. These are awesome musicians both as composers and players. What an album!